Mandatory Memberships

  • CPSO The College of Physicians and Surgeons and Canadian Medical Protection Association (see section “Paperwork BEFORE You Start…”)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada: Required to write the certification exams in PGY-2. Includes subscription to Canadian Family Physician Journal, free access to Self Learning (a study guide/CME resource) and up-to-date information on issues in family medicine. Membership must be maintained after graduation to maintain certification.


Committee Involvement


There are many opportunities for involvement within each family medicine program. Listed below are a few provincial and national committees to consider. Expect an email early in the year soliciting applications for these positions.

 

Organization

PARO


OCFP


CFPC 

 

Description

Three to four representatives per Ontario program, 
four meetings per year in Toronto 

One representative per year per Ontario program, 
two meetings per year in Toronto and two teleconferences

One representative per year per Canadian program, 
two meetings per year in Mississauga and two teleconferences

 

 

Special Courses

  • Mandatory
    • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) – offered at most schools
    • ACES (Acute Critical Events Simulation) – only at some schools 
       
  • Recommended
    • Emergency
      • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
      • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
      • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life support)
    • Obstetrics
      • ALARM (by the SOGC), also course (by the AAFP)
    • Orthopedics
      • CASTED, AMLS (Acute Musculoskeletal Limb Support)

 

  • Check the requirements for your program early on.
  • Most universities offer their own ACLS, ATLS, NRP and PALS courses. Here are a few places that offer frequent courses and flexibility.
 

Location

Michener Institute, Toronto

Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto

Mount Sinai and North York General Hospitals

Hamilton Health Sciences

 

Description

ACLS and PALS 

ACLS and ATLS

ACLS 


ATLS, PALS and ACLS